We are seriously counting down the days now. We are finishing up our math books. Writing classes are complete. We are reading a book on World War I right now which we should finish up in the next two weeks. Hands on biology is happening all around us. Our monarch caterpillars are growing like crazy. We have chicken eggs in an incubator that should hatch in the next couple of weeks. We went on a field trip to an educational forest where we saw a beaver dam and pond, forest progression, and learned about forest ecology. We went hiking where we saw wasp eggs (at least we think that is what they are), spider nests wrapped up in ferns, turtles, and lots of beautiful plants. Oh, I almost forgot. We also rehomed to our house two black racers. Our friends did not want them to stay at their houses, so we boxed them up and released them in our yard!